Handle of a Cosmetic Spoon in the Form of a Leopard
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, MMA excavations, 1910–11
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
- l. 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in); w. 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in); th. 1.7 cm (11/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
This fragment originally formed the handle of a cosmetic spoon. Carved from Egyptian alabaster, it depicts a leaping feline. It was excavated by the Museum at the site of Malqata in western Thebes.